Introduction to Manual Milling Operations //

Learners will develop their knowledge of the function and construction of a universal milling machine. They will develop the basic skills needed to safely and effectively set work pieces and tooling to perform metal cutting operations. Learners will manufacture a variety of components from a range of metals referring to basic engineering drawings as they do so.

What is the course about? 

The five day block course will introduce learners to the theory and practical skills required to manufacture basic components to engineering drawings as a milling machine operator. The course will develop learner skills in reading simple engineering drawings and understanding the fundamental principles involved when safely setting the machine, work holding devices, the work piece, selecting cutting tools and setting machine speeds and feeds. Learners will practice using the functions of the machine to perform a range of cutting operations including face milling, end milling, slot milling, drilling, counter sinking/boring; producing a selection of metal components which they can take away.


This course is delivered in a one week block, 09:00 - 16:00, 10 July to 14 July.

Entry requirements

Learners must arrive equipped with steel toecap safety footwear and overalls to engage in workshop activity. Eye protection will be provided.


The fee for this course is £349 per person including all course materials.

Course detail
Start Jul 2017
Cost 349.00
Attendance Full-time
Duration 5 day block
Campus IGNITE Centre for Engineering & Innovation